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Mananchira Square, Kozhikode

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Mananchira Square, located at the heart of Kozhikode city, is constructed around the Mananchira tank. The huge tank (chira) was built by the last Zamorin King, Mana Vikrama, and is fed by a natural spring. The Square is managed by the corporation of Kozhikode.

The area around the tank has been partly converted into a park, and landscaped with trees, plants and lawns. There is also a musical fountain at the Square that attracts a lot of visitors. The arch at the entrance guarded by Tipu Sultan’s cannons, the ethnic buildings around the Square all help maintain its old-world charm. The fairly recent addition of a public library constructed in the traditional style, inside the maidan premises, merges well with the ambience of the place.

A bust of renowned Malayalam writer and Jnanpith award-winner, S. K. Pottekkad, is placed inside a traffic island close to the maidan. This is the starting point of the S. M. street.
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  • It's just a park like other usual parks. For couples and families it wil be a good place to spend. But for friends it's a boring place. If u r interested in statues then it wil be a good treat to ur e...  more »
  • A very popular and beautiful open ground in the heart of Kozhikode city, well known for its beautiful surroundings and pleasant ambience. It is is wrapped around the Mananchira lake which is fed by a ...  more »
  • nothing special about this , just a coolplace to relax and catch up for the loca people during the evenings , you can find groups of people hanging around talking and laughing here ... I feel this pla...  more »
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  • We can define Mananchira Square as the heart of kozhikode city. It's a place where any one can hangout after shopping. It includes a basketball court and a big pond attached to it. People can rest here,children can play here and now the spot is enabled by high speed Wi-Fi connections, So the place worth visiting
  • Mananchira Square is located near Mananchira Pond, a man-made freshwater pond situated in the centre of the city of Kozhikode in Kerala, southern India. The pond is 3.49 acres in area, is rectangular in shape and is fed by a natural spring. excellent play area for the Kids. Quite ambiance, Peaceful atmosphere. Family/Individually you can visit. Some times open stage programmes are conducted in the evenings. Open only from 3pm-7pm. can enjoy the natural beauty.
  • Mananchira square is a well renowned place and historical landmark of Kozhikode. Best place for talks and for enjoying the evenings with family and loved ones. Kids can play in the park. Mananchra is a pond attached with Park; the pond (chira) built by the zamorin Mana Vikrama (Ruler of Kozhikode). Later it become Football ground, then after it renovated as park with trees and plants, an artificial hill, shrubs, sculpture, an open-air theater, and a musical fountain. The pond reserved exclusively for the drinking purpose of the Calicut city. Mananchira is a place where cultural leaders, famous writers, literary peoples, activists, students and ordinary peoples comes and sit to talk freely.
  • Mananchira Square is an man made Chira , which it is situated in the center of the calicut city.The architecture in Mananchira Square is remains of olden craftsmanship . its landscaped lawns, musical fountain,stone made statues,basketball court& open air theatre, makes it more attractive  If you want to get refreshed in your day today life..it is your best place...you can spend your time in nature....
  • Great place to hangout wid family and friends in the middle of calicut city. Evenings are wonderfull here